The New York and Federal practice rules provide a variety of tools that the lawyers may utilize to probe the claims or defenses of the opposing party. These tools include:
- Demands for Production of Documents
- Demands for Bills of Particulars
- Notices to Admit
- Depositions (also referred to as Examinations Before Trial, or "EBTs")
- "Independent" Medical Examinations
Which tools are used, and how they are used will vary depending on the issues involved in the case. You will required to assist the lawyers in preparing and responding to the various types of Discovery demands.